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Holmes, Alba Lawrence


Age: 18, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/13/65, m/i 2/13/65, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, enl one yr., m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 1847, Stowe, VT
Death: 1913

Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI
Marker/Plot: Block 10 Lot 153 Space 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 45207006


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

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Miss Ada Holmes has received news of the death of her brother-in-law, Alba Homes, at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Nov. 24, of pneumonia. Mr. Holmes was born in Stowe in 1847, and passed his early life here. He went to Grand Haven, Mich. many years ago, and for 25 years resided in Grand Rapids. He was a waterworks engineer of note, and at the time of his death was secretary of the Michigan Engineering society., and a prominent member of the National Waterworks association. He was traveling representative for the National Water Company.

He was a prominent member of several Masonic orders, under which auspices the funeral was held at the residence Wednesday. Mr. Holmes is survived by his second wife and two daughters, the Misses Alice and Helen Holmes of Grand Rapids, and also by his father, Alvin P. Holmes, 91 years of age, and for many years a resident of Stowe, and a charter member of Mystic Lodge No. 56, F. & F.M. His first wife, Miss Nettie Harris Holmes died in 1878, and their only son died in infancy.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen, December 3, 1913
Courtesy of Deanna French

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